Review Category : Security News

Airbnb Horror Stories, Hero Cat, and More – Security News Roundup

hero-catAirbnb users complete thousands of transactions renting out homes and apartments each year, but not all of them leave both host and renter satisfied. Airbnb has accrued quite the list of horror stories going back as far as 2010. Here are a few of the biggest headline grabbers (along with some other notable security stories from the past week).

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The Distracted Driving Epidemic: Tips to Curb Teen Texting and More

teen-texting-distracted-drivingIf you’ve flipped on network TV in recent months, odds are you’ve caught a disturbing commercial featuring a carload of teens that turns from happy to tragic in a split second. The campaign aims to discourage teen texting and driving, and data suggests now is the best time to do so.

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Surveillance Devices Used to Catch Criminals, Vehicles and… Ghosts? – Security News Roundup

cereal box hidden cameraGPS trackers, hidden cameras, and surveillance systems are part of the day-to-day for us here at BrickHouse Security; but they never stop being a source of entertainment, mainly because of the coterie of criminals, animals and bizarre paranormal phenomena that are continually captured. Here’s a rundown of some of the latest and greatest cases.

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Lavish Bond Vacation Will Cost You a GoldenArm and a GoldenLeg

james-bond-islandAt BrickHouse, it’s no secret how much we enjoy James Bond films; in fact, it’s part of the reason that we became a company. While we endeavor to provide some of the gadgets to make you more like Bond, however, living the life of a spy is more than that. To that end, one luxury website is offering a vacation fit for only the most elite member of MI6, for the ludicrous price of over $800,000.

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Spying Programs, Heroic Home Alarms and More – Security News Roundup

Underage-liquor-store-blogA surveillance system can be anything from an innocent baby monitor to a more sinister, invasive government spying program. This past week unveiled security news stories from every side of the surveillance spectrum. We’ve highlighted some of our favorites (for better or worse) below.

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The Tools That Kept El Chapo Free

el chapo counter surveillanceJoaquín Guzmán Loera, or “El Chapo” Guzmán, was a notorious Mexican drug lord up until late February when he was arrested by Mexican authorities after escaping from prison in 2001 and living 13 years on the lam. How did he evade capture for so long? ABC

News offered a list of potential counter-surveillance tools he may have used, and our CEO Todd Morris weighed in on why.

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